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June 30, 2006

Update on Nanosys- working on applying hybrid nano to NAND flash

Nanosys has announced that it has developed proprietary nanostructures to address high density NAND flash memory opportunities in areas such as consumer electronics, portable storage, and personal communications. The company, which has more than 450 patents and patent applications on nanotechnology, did not disclose the nature of its nanostructures but said that Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) has joined the collaboration. Intel and Micron have set up a joint venture company, IM Flash Technologies Inc., to manufacture NAND flash memory for the two companies. Nanosys said its nanotechnology-enabled memory technology is designed to be compatible with current manufacturing processes and equipment, while allowing for higher storage densities, lower cost per bit, and improved reliability.

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